Barbara Ensrud began writing about wine when most of the current crop of wine journalists weren8217;t even born. Growing up in the South, her passion was English Literature and poetry. Quoting Ernest Hemingway from A Moveable Feast: 8220;In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.8221; Originally with Time-Life Books since 1967, she moved to Vogue magazine in 1978, on to The New York Daily News and its subsidiaries in 1979 and The Wall Street Journal. http://bewinewise.com/BEbio.html;
 
Barbara Ensrud judges at all of the top national wine competitions, most recently, at the 2009 San Francisco Wine Competition. She continues her life-long career in wine journalism with free-lance pro

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